Now your talking, Pickering, just spent a week there in my touring caravan, absolutely bloody beautiful, the air was so clean and crisp, it’s not particularly inundated with tourists (except me I know) and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is just blooming awesome, we had a day out on it to Whitby, fish n chips on the sea front and then back to Pickering in time for a few lagers and a huge gin nightcap! Wonderful part of the World!Ripon, Harrogate, Richmond (the proper one), Helmsley, Pickering, Malton, Stokesley...
Anyone noticed a trend?
My bold. That makes sense, if it said" Aberdeen, this is Aberdeen" it could be confusing, especially for those of a jockistan persuasion.( Sarcastic mode off )Someone mentioned Alton.. never personally went there. I seem to recall it was the last stop from Waterloo, on the Aldershot train line.
I remember the tannoy announcement ‘ Aldershot, this is Aldershot.
Thoroughly agree with all of the above. I´ve been out of the UK for over 20 years, except for an 18 month contract in South Wales three years ago. Based myself in Pontacanna and what a great decision that was. Don´t forget also the joys of Pontacanna Fields and Bute park and the proximity of Glamorgan cricket (20/20 on a summers evening with a few pints can´t be beaten) and walking distance to the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Arms Park. If I were to move back to Britain full time (unlikely) it would be to Pontacanna.I was in Penarth just this afternoon. Mrs Ancient wanted to see the Matisse exhibition at Turner House. Not my thing but needs must. Scampi and chips on the pier after and a nice saunter back up the hill after. I'd live there if it wasn't for the single road into Cardiff that would make the morning commute intolerable. Pontcanna in West Cardiff works better for me, despite being less affluent, being a 15 minute walk to the city centre and having a pleasantly bohemian atmosphere, a theatre club, some excellent pubs, picturesque Victorian streets and fewer ********* per square mile than much of the rest of the UK.
I should be working there later this yearPartisan I know but I have to speak up for Bridlington especially what is known as the 'Old Town' rather than the 19th/early20th C. development around what was Bridlington Quay.
Loads of boozers, barmy but fiercely loyal locals, active shooting club, close to the Wolds and plenty of other greenery and woodland, great music and sporting scenes as well as two stunning sandy bays.
The harbour fleet is still landing plenty of shellfish and if you can take the odd physical confrontation with the area's pikeys, the locals will back you up and wade in with windmill fists.
Kings Hill is nothing more than a spiralling over priced housing estate with an Asda, oh it does have a Waitrose so people can say, “oh yes we live in Kings Hill.”Funny thing about Malling Precast, is that it’s actually in Snodland, Halling or Rochester. Depending on how you reckon these things.
As counterarguments go, I’d say King’s Hill is a better one
You'll find the usual infestation of junkies, alkies and nutters as in any seaside town but we found most of the locals to be sound bunch and very welcoming.I should be working there later this year
I love Northumberland, West Tynedale in particular although there's w@nkers in every part of the UK.
Handy for Newcastle and the coast is 40 mins away. A decent river 5 mins away. Town parks and what's left of Hadrians Wall all over the shop.
Hopefully I’ll be able to find out soonYou'll find the usual infestation of junkies, alkies and nutters as in any seaside town but we found most of the locals to be sound bunch and very welcoming.
I hope that the pubs around the old High Street have all survived the last 18 months. Not been able to go up to our house there for 5 years.
The place even has its own saint, St. John of Bridlington who was cellarman at the Priory.
Any idea where you are staying?
We love the place.